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Now is the Perfect Time to Buy a Home
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With life as we know it changing on a daily (sometimes hourly) basis right now, it might seem like this is not the time to think about purchasing a home. However, with interest rates at an unbelievable all-time low, right now just be the perfect time to buy a home. Not just any home, but…

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New Home Sales Highest Since 2007
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The year 2020 has started strong for the new home market. Low mortgage rates combined with a strong job market has made the new year favorable to the new home sales market. Newly constructed homes are desirable and attainable for many Americans, especially in the Midwest. In fact, the U.S. Government reported that “On an…

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What A Presidential Election Means For Home Prices
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We are just barely into 2020 and already the campaign ads are running. Eight months to go before the next Presidential election and things on the homefront are still relatively the same, in fact, they’re growing. However, presidential election years do have an impact on the housing market. Many home buyers and sellers get a…

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Mortgage Rates Drop to Second Lowest Level in Three Years
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The Coronavirus has caused a great deal of concern not only on the health front, but on the home front as well. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.51% during the week ending Jan. 30. The average rate on the 30-year mortgage is almost a full percentage point lower now than it was a year ago. The…

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The Latest Smart Home Trends
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Smart home technology looks to be here to stay. From safety to comfort, having smart home technology in your home looks to only be increasing and becoming more commonplace. Exterior security, to turning off the oven, to ordering groceries there seems to be a new way smart home technology is making our lives easier. As technology…

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Higher Loan Limits in Effect for 2020
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2019 is over and Fannie and Freddie are giving new, larger loans in 2020. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Administration are now backing larger mortgages than they were just a few weeks ago. This is because each of the loan agencies’ loan limits are higher than they were in 2019. With home prices…

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What You Can (And Can’t) Ask Your Real Estate Agent
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Buying a new home can be an intimidating process. Having a real estate agent you trust can help you navigate the process easily. In times of uncertainty, your realtor becomes your go-to for answers. However, there are a number of questions that your Real Estate Agent, legally, can’t answer. In a recent article from Forbes,…

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The 10 Most In Demand Home Features
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Whether you are a first time home buyer or buying your fifth home, millenial or baby boomer; there are a number of features that are at the top of just about every home buyers list. A back porch or deck, newly renovated kitchen, and hardwood flooring are among the top home features house hunters say they…

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10 Tips to Sell Your Home During the Holidays
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You might think that selling your home during the winter months is a bad idea. Especially during the holidays. However, putting your home on the market during the holidays can have its advantages. If you make the decision to sell your home during the tricky winter months, there are a few tips to help you…

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Home Improvements for the Holidays
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Are you planning on hosting friends or family this holiday season? It can seem like you might have a ton of small home improvement projects you need to accomplish before the guests arrive, but we have some tips to help your home look show-ready before they walk in the door. Let’s be honest, you have…

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Real Estate Trends
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For over a decade, the real estate industry has been gaining strength.  While there has been talks and concerns about a potential real estate bubble, the current real estate trends are showing that the market fundamentals are remaining strong. In a recent article published by The Motley Fool they state that “Traditionally, real estate follows…

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10 Trends to Watch in 2020
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With just a few more weeks left in 2019, we are looking ahead to 2020 and what it will bring the real estate industry. In the annual Emerging Trends report from the Urban Land Institute, we get a sense that we’re in for a soft landing, not a sudden crash. While economic and political uncertainty…

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